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  1. 10/22/17 UPDATE: 1. I took the heat rock out last week as advised and for a couple of days we appeared to have no new "deaths." Thursday morning however I removed 3 roaches from the tank, and another 2 on Friday morning. Even when flipped back onto their bellies the don't appear to have much control of their legs and they just stumble around until they flip over again. 2. This morning (Sunday) I noticed a couple more with white legs, at least 5. I pulled them and have set up a "quarantine" tank. So far these guys are only exhibiting the white legs, but I'll be checking in on them i
  2. Hi, thank you both for such quick responses! I'll take the heat rock out of the tank today, so here's hoping that will help. I did separate the two inflicted roaches yesterday into a separate enclosure and this morning they appear to be STILL ALIVE, curled up, and still twitching. Even if I flip them over, they get themselves on their backs again. UPDATE: I just pulled another roach from the tank with the same curled up position and twitchy legs. He seems a bit better than the other two, when I flip this one over he can walk a bit...but it looks nothing like the regular 'roac
  3. Side note; if anyone is interested: Here is a nice photo I did take a couple of weeks ago, of the new colony: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-6rucYA4h13WXYwZTgwY0ZCMmM/view?usp=sharing And a nice close up of some cuties: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-6rucYA4h13Q25IRXJCMGhDak0/view?usp=sharing
  4. Hello all, I work in a children's museum and we have a colony of G. Portentosa. We've been taking care of hissers for about 2 years now and about 6 months ago I became the official bug handler. We originally had four females to begin (Big Mama, Greta, Elvira, and Stump) and those four are doing great! Recently (about 2 months ago now) we adopted a scoopful of roaches from a larger museum in our area and so far they have been thriving in their new environment... However, yesterday I found a friend who had white legs, like they had molted recently but everything else was dark, n
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